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Baby teeth are placeholders for permanent teeth. Properly caring for baby teeth leads to healthier, better spaced permanent teeth. If you are concerned about your child having functional and aesthetically pleasing teeth later in life, take good care of those baby teeth. Read more here.

Space maintainers greatly assist in circumstances where a baby tooth is lost early or a tooth is removed due to decay. While it can take a couple days for a patient to get used to a space maintainer, the benefits are tremendous and can limit the need for more extensive orthodontic work in the future. Learn more here.

Nutritional advice for your child’s teeth. The best thing you can do for your child’s teeth is teach them to make healthy dietary choices. Check out these two resources to learn what healthy choices look like . . . learn more here from Web MD, and here from

Children’s dental hygiene can be a tricky battle. Dr. Foster’s first child made the task very pleasant and easy, her second child . . . the polar opposite. These resources and tips may help you ensure your child’s teeth get proper care. Learn tips here from Family Doctor and here from Ask A Dentist.

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